Category Archives: Fife & Kinross

St. John’s Well, Isle of May, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 65858 99107 Also Known as: Pump Well Archaeology & History This seems to be the only ‘St John’ dedication on the Isle of May: a small island littered with more saint’s names, seemingly, … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Well, Isle of May, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 65375 99592 Archaeology & History In John Dickson’s (1899) fine work on the history and antiquities of the Forth islands, he describes a number of all-but-forgotten holy and medicinal wells that could be visited … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Auchtertool, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 20813 90189 Also Known as: Canmore ID 52985 Getting Here Along the B925 road between Dunfermline and Kirkcadly, ⅔ of a mile (1.07km) west of Auchtertool village, go down the small track leading down to … Continue reading

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Sheep Well, Isle of May, Fife

Healing Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NT 654 993 Archaeology & History Wells that are dedicated to sheep are none-too-common—and this one on the remote Isle of May between Edinburgh and Fife only received its commemoration, tradition tells, not … Continue reading

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Easter Nether Urquhart Circle, Gateside, Fife

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 18873 08865 Also known as: Canmore ID 27809 Getting Here Turn off the A91 at Gateside down Station Road, cross the old railway line, cross the fields to your left and the site … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Well, Gateside, Fife

Holy Well: OS Grid Reference – NO 18505 09169 Also Known as: Chapel Well Getting Here Travelling from Milnathort on the A91, in Gateside village, turn right down Old Town, and after the left bend in the road, park up. … Continue reading

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The Binn (01), Burntisland, Fife

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NT 22741 86948 Also Known as: Binn House Canmore ID 269301 Craigkelly  Silverbarton Farm Getting Here From Burntisland, go up the Cowdenbeath road for just over half-a-mile, then turn right and walk into the woods up the footpath. … Continue reading

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Raith Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NT 27131 91374 Getting Here On the more south-side of Kirkcaldy, head for the roundabout at the meeting of the A910, B925 and B9157, heading out west along the Auchtertool road; but just 60-70 yards … Continue reading

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St Bunyan’s Well, Leuchars, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NO 45252 21483 Getting Here If travelling from Dundee or Newport, turn right into Meadow Road, the last turning before the roundabout in the middle of the town. On the right is a large … Continue reading

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Lady’s Well, Leuchars, Fife

Holy Well :  OS Grid Reference – NO 45573 21645 Also Known as: The Lady Well Getting Here Entering Leuchars from Dundee or Newport go straight ahead through the roundabout; entering from Cupar or St.Andrews turn right at the roundabout, … Continue reading

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